Posts Categorized: California Appellate Attorneys

The Supreme Court’s Opinion in Lane v Franks Shows Why it is Time to Re-think Qualified Immunity

In 2008, Lane, a government employee was called to testify about acts of mail fraud and theft carried out by his fellow government employees.  Lane alleged that he was then fired by the government agency for which he worked in retaliation for his truthful testimony. This week, after years of costly litigation, the Supreme Court… Read more »

Taxpayer Standing Can Provide a Bulwark Against Government Overreach in California

  In most states you can’t bring a law suit to challenge the constitutionality of a law until the law has affected you personally (e.g. you have been arrested, fined. etc.). As a result, numerous laws that many believe are unconstitutional can remain on the books for decades until someone is unlucky enough to fall… Read more »